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Quotes About Last Words

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John Green
“Francois Rabelais. He was a poet. And his last words were "I go to seek a Great Perhaps." That's why I'm going. So I don't have to wait until I die to start seeking a Great Perhaps.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

John Green
“I found myself thinking about President William McKinley, the third American president to be assassinated. He lived for several days after he was shot, and towards the end, his wife started crying and screaming, "I want to go too! I want to go too!" And with his last measure of strength, McKinley turned to her and spoke his last words: "We are all going.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

Charles Dickens
“It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.”
Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

J.K. Rowling
“The last words Albus Dumbledore spoke to the pair of us?'
Harry is the best hope we have. Trust him.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

J.K. Rowling
“I am sorry too," said Lupin. "Sorry I will never know [my son]... but he will know why I died and I hope he will understand I was trying to make a world in which he could live a happier life.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Oscar Wilde
“This wallpaper is dreadful, one of us will have to go.”
Oscar Wilde

John Green
“I know so many last words. But I will never know hers.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

Cassandra Clare
“The Angel blade burns you, just as God's name chokes you," said Valentine, his cool voice sharp as crystal. "They say that those who die upon its point will achieve the gates of heaven. In which case, revenant, I am doing you a favor." He lowered the blade so that the tip touched Simon's throat. Valentine's eyes were the color of black water and there was nothing in them: no anger, no compassion, not even any hate. They were empty as a hollowed-out grave. "Any last words?"
Simon knew what he was supposed to say. Sh'ma Yisrael, adonai elohanu, adonai echod. Hear, oh Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One. He tried to speak the words, but a searing pain burned his throat.
"Clary," he whispered instead.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes

Ludwig van Beethoven
“Plaudite, amici, comedia finita est.

(Applaud, my friends, the comedy is over.)

[Said on his deathbed]”
Ludwig van Beethoven

John Green
“Last words are always harder to remember when no one knows that someone's about to die.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

Mario Puzo
“He smelled the garden, the yellow shield of light smote his eyes, and he whispered, "Life is so beautiful."
...
Yes, he thought, if I can die saying, "Life is so beautiful," then nothing else is important.”
Mario Puzo, The Godfather

George Saunders
“Good-bye. I am leaving because I am bored.”
George Saunders

John Green
“Right, well, he'd been sick for a while and his nurse said to him, 'You seem to be feeling better this morning,' and Isben looked at her and said, 'On the contrary,' and then he died.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

Leonardo da Vinci
“I have offended God and mankind because my work didn't reach the quality it should have.”
Leonardo da Vinci

Emily Dickinson
“I must go in, the fog is rising.”
Emily Dickinson

Karl Marx
“Go on, get out! Last words are for fools who haven't said enough!”
Karl Marx

John Newton
“I am still in the land of the dying; I shall be in the land of the living soon. (his last words)”
John Newton

“Why do you weep? Did you think I was immortal?”
Louis XIV of France

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“Stay with me to-night; you must see me die. I have long had the taste of death on my tongue, I smell death, and who will stand by my Constanze, if you do not stay?”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Cinda Williams Chima
“And they always slept better with blades beneath their beds.”
Cinda Williams Chima, The Warrior Heir

John Keats
“My chest of books divide amongst my friends--”
John Keats

Plotinus
“I am striving to give back the Divine in myself to the Divine in the All.”
Plotinus

John Green
“Nineteenth-century preacher Henry Ward Beecher's last words were "Now comes the mystery." The poet Dylan Thomas, who liked a good drink at least as much as Alaska, said, "I've had eighteen straight whiskeys. I do believe that's a record," before dying. Alaska's favorite was playwright Eugene O'Neill: "Born in a hotel room, and--God damn it--died in a hotel room." Even car-accident victims sometimes have time for last words. Princess Diana said, "Oh God. What's happened?" Movie star James Dean said, "They've got to see us," just before slamming his Porsche into another car. I know so many last words. But I will never know hers.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

John Green
“It was an indulgence, learning last words. Other people had chocolate; I had dying declarations.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

“Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something.”
Pancho Villa

Charles Dickens
“Be natural my children. For the writer that is natural has fulfilled all the rules of art."

(Last words, according to Dickens's obituary in The Times.)”
Charles Dickens, Five Novels: Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“As death, when we come to consider it closely, is the true goal of our existence, I have formed during the last few years such close relationships with this best and truest friend of mankind that death's image is not only no longer terrifying to me, but is indeed very soothing and consoling.”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Victor Hugo
“I see black light (his last words)”
Victor Hugo

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